Official release date for “The Violets and the Blues” is Friday, November 2! Here is the week ahead:
Friday, October 26- Interview/Performance for Free Music Fridays on KBTX, 4 pm
Sat-Sun October 27 & 28- Harestock 11 at the Beer Joint in College Station
Monday, October 29- The Bluebonnet Trail with Jimmy Roberts, KEOS 89.1, 10 AM
Tuesday, October 30- Vinyl Listening Party at Curious Collections in Bryan, 6:30-8:30 PM
Wednesday, October 31- Blinn Fall Bash in Bryan, 10 AM – 2 PM
**THE KNUCKLE SAMMICH Tour w/ John Evans & Mike Ethan Messick***
Thursday, November 1- Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Album Release Party! 8 PM
Friday, November 2- Revolution Cafe in downtown Bryan for First Friday, Album Release Party! 9 PM
Friday, November 3- Riley’s Tavern in Hunter, Album Release Party! MEM acoustic opener, followed by GABC; John Evans Band closes the night!!!
We recorded a video for “Welcome and Goodbye”, from our new album “The Violets and the Blues.” World Premiere on Facebook this Friday, October 26th, at 1 pm!
Wanted to drop you a note to let you know that we head to the studio in Austin, TX on January 27th to record our next full-band studio project. We have hired John Evans to produce- it is shaping up to be fantastic! We are in the middle of a crowdfunding campaign to raise desired funds. Please consider taking part. For as little as $10- the cost of purchasing the album later on i-Tunes, you can pre-order it now and help use meet our financial goals for the project. Here is the link: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-gabc-album-produced-by-john-evans#/ …we appreciate your support!!!
We have shows the next two Fridays- tomorrow, January 13th- the dreaded Friday the 13th- at Riley’s Tavern in Hunter! 9-12 PM, sure to be a KILLER night! Next Friday we play New Republic Brewing Company in College Station, 6 PM. Come hang!
See you on down the trail!
The Great American Boxcar Chorus
Coby Tate with 4190 design (www.4190d.com) has made some much needed revamps to our site.
Cruise on over to our contact page and let us know what you think!
Tonight, we are set to open for the great Walt Wilkins and Tina Mitchell Wilkins at Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan, in support of KEOS 89.1as a part of the yearly LoneStar Music Series! We take the stage at 8 pm– gonna be a very special night!
This weekend is Bigfest at Cheatham St. Warehouse in San Marcos! It is one of the finest collections of Texas songwriters and artists that you will find under one roof, and it all starts today! We are playing the late set on Saturday night, starting at midnight! Hope you can get out and join us and support another great cause!
We have some pretty exciting shows coming up over the new couple of weeks!
First, we are playing the Full Moon Food Truck Festival this Saturday, June 18th, in Bay City! The Matagorda Birding and Nature Center is hosting this first time event, which will feature live music, cold beverages, and a variety of food truck vendors. Our set is from 8:30 to 10 pm, with special guest Matt Harlan sitting in on guitar! Gonna be a great time!
On Friday, June 24th, we are proud to take part in the KEOS Lone Star Music Series, located at Grand Stafford Theater in downtown Bryan, where we are opening for the great Walt Wilkins and Tina Mitchell Wilkins! Doors at 7, music at 8. A special night is in store…
Saturday marks our triumphant return to Bigfest! at Cheatham St. Warehouse in San Marcos! We take the stage at midnight, with fellow founding Boxcar father Coby Tate in tow on lead guitar! It will be epic, and it’s for a great cause! Tell your friends…
This is Ben Morris from Ben Morris & The Great American Boxcar Chorus. We have a new Christmas album out! It’s available for download on iTunes and other vendors. Physical copies available as well at all shows (or we can ship them directly to you, email for details).
This Thursday, December 17th, we are throwing a Christmas GABCd release party at the Edge General Store in Edge, TX from 6 to 8 pm. We’ll be performing Christmas tunes & more, bring the family out!
Also, tomorrow (Wednesday) I will be partaking in an acoustic songswap with my friend Steve Idlett at the Lone Star Grill & Cantina in Fairfield from 7 to 10 pm- should be a great time!
Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Great American Boxcar Chorus!
August is going to be a busy- but highly enjoyable- month for our band. This weekend, we have shows at the Edge General Store on Saturday and at Woodys Beach Bar in Galveston on Sunday. On August 8th, we play for the first time at the Cavitt House Restaurant & Inn in Wheelock. The following weekend, August 14-16, is Harestock, our annual charity music festival, now in it’s eighth year (www.harestock.com)! On August 22, we head to Bay City to open for popular country music singer Neal McCoy at the Bay City Civic Center. And we close out the month in style on our home turf, making our debut at the recently opened Rockin B Steakhouse in Bryan.
Hope to see you out at a show this month! Stay cool and drinks plenty of water!
Hope all is well in your world! There are a couple of acoustic shows coming up this week; call it the “supper circuit”. This Friday night at Dona Chuys Mexican Restaurant in Jewett, 6 pm. Saturday is the Edge General Store in Edge, also 6 pm. Would love to see you at one or both!
Next week takes us to the Rowdy Float Trip Pre-Party 2015 on the Guadalupe River outside of New Braunfels, 6 pm to 1 am, on Thursday, June 18th. We are part of a lineup that includes 9 other artists; it’s only $10 for the evening with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Barnabas Connection, to be used locally for flood victims and rebuilding efforts as a result of the devastation that occurred in the area last month. Come support a very worthy cause & hear some of the best music in Texas.
Thanks! Have a great summer, & be sure to pick up our latest project, “Loco Motives”, at a show or on iTunes. God bless!
“Loco Motives”, our new 9-song acoustic EP, is available for download on iTunes (Loco Motives by Ben Morris And The Great American Boxcar Chorus https://itun.es/us/nnx46), Amazon, and other online vendors. Preview it first on Spotify!
We are performing live on local tv- KBTX, during their 4 pm newscast tomorrow for Free Music Fridays. We will perform a song from the new project and give a little preview for next week’s acoustic show…
Which reminds me- we are a LIVE band! Come catch the show at Prospector’s Grill & Saloon next Thursday at 8 pm as we open for one of my longtime friends, Mark David Manders!
Hope to see you down the trail soon!